INTERNATIONAL SPORTS HALL OF FAME AWARDS
Saturday, March 5, 2022 | Arnold Sports Festival, Columbus, Ohio
Stipe Miocic – 6X UFC Heavyweight Champion
Stipe Miocic is an American professional mixed martial artist. He was signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he competed in the heavyweight division and is a former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion. He is widely regarded by critics, commentators, and media as the greatest UFC heavyweight fighter of all time. As of August 9, 2021, he was #2 in the UFC heavyweight rankings. and as of January 24, 2021, he is #10 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Having successfully defended his title four times during his two title reigns, he holds the record for most wins in heavyweight title fights along with the longest title defense streak in the heavyweight division, at three consecutive defenses. Miocic holds the record for fight-night bonus awards, with nine, the most in the UFC heavyweight division’s history.
Prior to his MMA career, Miocic was a former Golden Gloves boxing champion and NCAA Division I, wrestler, at Cleveland State University. On June 14, 2011, it was announced that Miocic had signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC and went on the numerous defenses of his World Title as one of the greatest Heavy Weights of all time.